HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING
Results:Posted here after each meet
Meet Director: Cynthia Dickerson email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (901) 237-7645
SCIAA Swim Coordinator: Kai Washington email: email@example.com; phone: (731) 402-1375
Eligibility: 9th-12th graders.
Rosters: Please submit swim rosters via email to the Meet Director by October 29, 2019. Rosters should include each swimmer’s full name, year in school and gender. If you add additional swimmers throughout the season, please email those additions no later than December 2, 2019.
There will be up to 10 meets this season. A tentative practice meet, 7 regular meets and a time trials meet will take place prior to the league championship meet. All regular meets and championship meets will be scored.
All Meets start at 4pm
Facilities: Meets will be held at either Hickory Hill Aquatic Center [3910 Ridgeway Rd. (901-578-3732)] or Bickford Aquatic Center [235 Henry Ave. (901-566-9685)]. Hickory Hill is a 4-lane, 25-yard pool and Bickford is a 6-lane, 25-yard pool.
Dual Meets & SCIAA Championship Formats: Order of Events
Format “A” will be one half of the full slate of events and format “B” the other half.
Event Limit: Swimmers may compete in 2 individual events and 2 relays. Swimmers may not swim 3 individual events and 1 relay. Regular meets will limit each school to 4 swimmers per individual event.
Practices: Coaches coordinate their own practice times and locations with their team. SCIAA pays for lanes to be available at each pool 3/wk for 1.5 hrs/day and instructors. Instructors are available at the Bickford pool only. Lanes may be available outside of those times based on availability, contact the Aquatic Centers to inquire.
Entries: Entries must be submitted no later than the Friday before the meet to the Meet Director.
Completed heat sheets will be emailed to coaches for corrections the day before the meet. Please check your email and report any errors. No changes will be made the day of the meet.
Time: Meets begin at 4pm. Warm-ups begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the meet. Volunteer workers will report to stations 15 minutes prior to the start of the meet. Starter, timers, and officials will be in place 10 minutes prior to the start of the meet.
Scoring: 8 places will score with points 9, 7,6,5,4,3,2,1 . Relays score double. All events are scored as timed finals. Each school can only score points for 3 swimmers per individual event and “A” relays per event.
SCIAA Championship Meet
In order to participate in the SCIAA Championship meet, a swimmer must have competed in at least two weekly meets during the swimming season. An athlete can only be entered in events that he or she earned a recorded time during the current swimming season.
Schools may enter no more than 3 swimmers per individual event and 2 relays per event in the SCIAA Championship meet
SCIAA Championship Coaches Meeting: Information will be sent out via email from the Meet Director.
Safety Rules and Regulations:
Facility and Swim safety policies are designed to minimize the risk of injury. Rules and regulations will be published for the coaches like the warm-up procedures. The facility used to for the competitions will govern the use of facility rules and regulations.
Supervision, using qualified coaches, workers, ad volunteers will provide the best standard of care. Coaches, meet officials, and meet workers should be active in enforcing rules and regulations. The meet director should act as the liaison between the facility manager in communicating individual’s safety measures.
Coaches MUST be First Aid and CPR certified and have completed the requirements for both Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
The meet director will be responsible for identifying any safety hazard at the facilities and reporting faulty equipment or facility dangers. They will be responsible for removing faulty equipment and removing or roping off dangerous areas.
Key Components will be:
- Communication to emergency professionals by the meet director cell phone or facility phone
- Rescue equipment (i.e. backboards, hook, 1st Aid Kit) will be easily accessible and will meet the needs for the event
- Facility accessibility will be checked for ease of emergency personnel entering the facility
The meet director will be responsible for evaluating the facility for potential problems
- Assure proper signs are posted for exits, no glass, no smoking, etc.
- Assign a safety marshal for warm-ups
- Establish safe warm-up procedures
- Assure the 1st Aid Kit is well stocked and available
- Contact information listed for emergency personnel (Fire Dept., Police Dept., Facility Manager, etc.)
Spectator Designated Areas:
Spectators will be limited to observing the meet from the sides of the pool and are not to be allowed in the immediate deck area surrounding the pool
Responsibilities of the coach during warm-ups and the meet competition are to monitor their swimmers for the following:
- Make sure swimmers behave in a safe manner (no running or rough housing)
- During general warm-ups, make sure swimmers enter the water feet first from the starting end. Swimmers should NOT be entering from the end where there are no blocks during warm-ups.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO DIVING during warm-ups, which will be reserved for starting practice.
- If a warm-up area is dangerously crowded, alert the meet director
- Use appropriate language at all times
- Make sure lanes are cleared before beginning practice
- Your role is to help maintain a safe environment, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION! Coaches should maintain as much contact with their swimmers, verbal and visual, as possible.
- Have swimmers remove jewelry before the meet.